FRANKFURT/DUBLIN (Reuters) – Thirty-three Ryanair passengers have been handled in hospital, some bleeding from their ears, after their Croatia-bound airplane lost cabin stress and made an emergency touchdown in Frankfurt on Friday, German police stated on Saturday.
Oxygen masks have been launched on the Ryanair flight FR7312 from Dublin to Zadar in Croatia lost cabin stress and diverted to Frankfurt Hahn airport, Ryanair stated in an announcement.
“In line with standard procedure, the crew deployed oxygen masks and initiated a controlled descent,” the airline assertion stated.
A go online flightradar24.com confirmed the flight descending from 37,000 to 10,000 ft over a seven-minute interval 80 minutes into the flight.
Ryanair stated the airplane “landed normally and customers disembarked, where a small number received medical attention as a precaution.”
A spokesman for German police stated 33 of 189 passengers have been hospitalised, some bleeding from their ears. The spokesman stated some have been nonetheless receiving treatment on Saturday.
Ryanair stated a flight from Frankfurt to Zadar was on account of depart on Saturday morning. Police stated some passengers had determined to not proceed with their journey.
Ryanair stated it had agreed to pay for lodges for the affected passengers however stated there was a “shortage of available accommodation.”
Ryanair, which flies in 37 international locations and carried 130 million passengers final 12 months, is Europe’s largest airline by passenger numbers, in keeping with the International Air Transport Association.
An emergency descent by an Air China plane on Tuesday after cabin oxygen ranges dropped has been linked to a co-pilot smoking an e-cigarette in the course of the flight, state media stated on Friday.
Reporting by Conor Humphries in Dublin and Markus Wacket in Frankfurt; Editing by Edmund Blair; Editing by Edmund Blair